I recently got the chance to review B. A. Landtroop's wonderful line of Serenity Coloring Books.
When I first received the package I was surprised by the amount and variety of the items that I received.
In my package, there were two Coloring Books, two Coloring Journals, an art print and Coloring Cards – a lot to color and enjoy.
B. A. Landtroop is an award winning artist in watercolor, acrylic, pen & ink and mixed media. Her books are sold throughout the world and most online stores have her Coloring Books available.
Over email she told me that she is basically a one woman show. The quotes in the books are hers. The art, design, layout and file creation are all done by her. The only step that she doesn’t do herself is the printing. Her items are also decently priced, ranging from $7.99 to $11.97 on Amazon.
“Life creates how we see the world around us. How I respond is found in my art. Each piece of art is an experience expressed with color, medium and the texture of emotions acquired in living”
Her books are also filled with a lot of dreamy, calming and motivating quotes that contributed to the relaxing experience of coloring.
If you find the time to check out her website, you will also find even more information as well as upcoming events where you can meet her yourself & some of her other works.
The first thing that I noticed when I actually started taking things out of the box was that each and every item was wrapped in a protective plastic cover; once removed I just couldn’t stop rubbing my fingers over the cover and pages.
I’ve owned quite a few coloring and specifically adult coloring books in my day but none have ever had such a strong, soft and wonderful paper quality! In addition, each of the coloring books comes bound with an extra sheet of paper between each colorable, to ensure no bleedthrough.
My very first coloring experience with the Serenity line were some of the Cards.
I just loved the idea of it and it sounds cliché, but the first one that I colored I ended up sending to my granny back home who loved it just as much as I did.
The coloring cards are such a great way to add a personal touch to a note. It is not just a card that you will send or give to someone, it is a moment of your time that you spent personalizing.
The quality of the print isoutstanding. So much detail and a soft touch. We ended up framing it to protect it from dust and the frame added even more character to it.
Unfortunately, the cards and art prints are currently only available at events, but she is working on trying to include them online in the coming year.
The Serenity Coloring Books Calm Breezes and Enchanted Waters seemed similar, but my favorite was Enchanted Waters.
The books are filled with detailed images that long to be colored. You will also find inspirational quotes in the Coloring Books which add a nice touch to the coloring experience.
They come in a convenient 8 x 10 size which allows you to just slip them in your purse if you plan on taking your kids to the park and grant yourself some relaxation while they play, and to frame your creations in a standard photo frame later, if you like.
My absolute personal favorite of the entire package were the Coloring Journals. They combine all my favorite creative parts: beautiful images for you to color, wonderful & inspirational quotes and lots of space to write down your own thoughts, memories and ideas.
In the past few months I’ve spent a lot of time doing personal writing and these journals helped me spark my creativity on a whole new level. They would also make a great diary.
I absolutely enjoyed reviewing these items and they would make great, thoughtful gifts or just treat yourself with some Serenity time.
B.A. Landtroop is generously offering a discount of $4.00 off the Calm Breezes Coloring Book though her Createspace store.
Regularly $11.97, our readers can get this for $7.97 by using the code TC9VCQZ9 at checkout. This code expires 11/14/16, so don't delay!
Even more generously, the author is providing an entire prize package to one of our readers that includees items currently unavailable for purchase online! Read on for details and to see how you can enter to win!
This is an exciting giveaway! One of our readers in Canada or the US (including overseas APO/AE addresses) will win 1 Enchanted Waters Coloring Book, 1 Moments in Time Coloring Journal, a hummingbird art print, and a pack of 3 coloring notecards, for a total value of $41.94.
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This giveaway is open to US/CAN & APO/AE and will end just before midnight ET on 11/6.
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